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I wish we had this place near us!

We vacation in Hendersonville often and when we are here we have to come to hands On. Our three... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mount Dora, FL
Fun for hours

Kids played for hours and didn’t want to leave. Many imaginative play for kids to enjoy. Only $5... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lindsay F
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Hands On! is the place where LEARNING comes into PLAY! Located in Downtown Hendersonville, Hands On! is a children's museum that provides educational exhibits and science programs to children ages 1-10, along with their caregivers. More information...more
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318 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-0407
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We vacation in Hendersonville often and when we are here we have to come to hands On. Our three little ones love this place! They could play for hours. I think it's such a great concept and would love to have a place like this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids played for hours and didn’t want to leave. Many imaginative play for kids to enjoy. Only $5 per child for hours of fun was worth it!

Thank Lindsay F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has something for every kid! There are so many different play areas that my daughter could spend the whole day here and be perfectly happy. Her favorites include the grocery store, the nursery, and the stage, but she will visit each section to...More

Thank dayzie5517
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We just finished our second visit to Hands On with our grandchildren! It is SO fun! There are activities that interest toddlers to school age children. The Member’s Night Science Chef was well done! We made butter, tasted cookies, watched the science of ice cream...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Great place to take the little ones. Lots for them to do. Play, play. And more. Comfortable for the adults to hang out while the kids are playing, or you can play with them.

Thank mbdshb
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Our family had a wonderful time at the Hands On! Children’s Museum. We were amazed at all they had for the cost of $5 per person. The kids absolutely loved it and didn’t want to leave. The slide in the middle of so cool. I...More

Thank Angquilter
Mindy C, Manager at Hands On! Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello! Thank you so much for visiting the museum! We're so happy you and your family had a wonderful time. Hope to see you all in again soon to play and learn with us!

Reviewed 3 April 2018

This place is amazing - they've thought of it all - from building Leggo race cars, painting, putting on a play with loads of clothes/costumed/dress-up stuff to choose from, to taking your grocery cart and going to the store to shop for many of the...More

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Hands On! has a variety of activities to entice younger kids (and their parents) to play and learn. The grocery store and Kilwin's ice cream shop is a favorite of my granddaughters, while my grandson loves the art section and building/racing cars. There also seems...More

Thank happyt200
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Toddlers through elementary age- lots of fun learning! Our granddaughters loved building things and performing on the little stage.

Thank Laurie J
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

The concept is good but execution, not so much. Legos in racetrack area fall apart before you even get them to the track because they are so used. I would say it's good for four and under only. I have a 2, 7, and 9...More

Thank Jenny K
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